1 Can of Chickpea, 2 Simple Budget Friendly Recipe

Turmeric Hummus By SweetnSpicyLiving

One can of chickpea equals Turmeric Spiced Hummus and Spiced Toasted Chickpea. Budget friendly, simple, easy and delicious. Whether you are hosting a small group or a large group, variations to food is key. A little bit of everything is better, than 1 or 2 items in the table, but budget is also a huge consideration. I’m all for good food, but not to the point of breaking my wallet. There are several budget friendly ways to to save money when entertaining. Good food for less is possible, you just have to know how to use simple ingredients efficiently. A can of chickpea for instance can along way and can be made into simple appetizer item that you can add in your table. This post is all about chickpea, 2 ways. 

Turmeric Hummus

If you are like me wherein even 1 can if chickpea is too much to use just for the hummus, then you will be happy to know that today I am sharing with you 2 recipes that you can use for a can of chickpea. This is my 2 in 1 chickpea recipe, 1 can of chickpea equals 2 easy recipe. This is a great recipe is you want to have variation so that you can have more than just a hummus on your table. But of course, hummus will be one of the recipe because what is chickpea without the hummus. We are going to make Turmeric Spiced Hummus for half of the chickpea and the other half we are going to use it to make Spiced Toasted Chickpea. Let us talk more about these easy recipe.

Small Batch Turmeric Hummus

Turmeric Spiced Hummus

Turmeric belongs to ginger family. Fresh Turmeric looks almost like ginger in appearance, but the inside have a brighter yellow color as compared to pale yellow color of ginger. It terms of taste, it doesn’t really give taste to the food but it does give the food a vibrant yellow color which makes the food appealing and appetizing, just like this hummus. Hummus is one of the food that I used chickpea for, but since I don’t consume as much hummus as the entire family will do, I often left with half the hummus untouched an wasted. So I started making small batch of hummus, half a can is what I find reasonable for sharing between 4 people. After all, hummus is a dip more like part of appetizer so small batch works perfect for me. I have 5 other hummus recipes in my website and although I love all of them, I thought I’d make something new to add to my hummus collection. This Turmeric Spiced hummus horn only have vibrant yellow color, it is also bursting with flavor with the variety of herbs and spices added to it. The process of making it is the same as the other hummus. I always like to remove the skin of the chickpea because makes a smoother hummus texture. Some people don’t do this, but it does makes a difference in texture so I encourage you to try it. The skin removes quite easily so it wouldn’t take that long. Once that is done, simply put all the ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy. I personally like a slightly thicker consistency, but you like it thinner you can always add 1-2 tbsp of water. 

Spiced Toasted Chickpea

Toasted Spiced Chickpea

Now for the remaining half of the chickpea, I like to make a Toasted Spiced Chickpea. This is great for snack, and a nice addition in the appetizer platter which complements well with the hummus. You can also use this for salad just like my Chickpea Salad. I wouldn’t worry about leftover, this a kind of leftover I welcome anytime. You can make this on stove top or you can use the oven. 

Small Batch Turmeric Hummus By SweetNSpicyLiving

How to Make Toasted Chickpea 

This is really simple. Dry the chickpea with paper towel to remove excess water then simply spray some olive oil and sprinkle the mix spices. 

Stove Top Method: In a heated pan, transfer the spiced chickpea. Cook until the chickpea is toasted. About 20 minutes. Mix every ten minutes to cook evenly. 

Oven: Preheat the oven to 350F. Put the cast iron pan to cookie sheet inside the oven while the oven is pre-heating. Transfer the spiced chickpea into the pan an cook for about 30 minutes, mix every 15 minutes. 

There you go! 2 simple recipes for 1 can of chickpea. Serve both with pita bread, crackers and veggies. Simple and budget friendly appetizer is as easy as this. 

Small Batch Spiced Turmeric Hummus By SweetNSpicyLiving

For the Hummus:

  • 1/2 can Chickpea
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil (Can be reduced for thicker hummus)
  • 1/2 Lemon – juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tahini (Sesame Paste)
  • 1/4 Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika

For the Spiced Chickpea:

  • 1/2 can Chick Peas
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil (Can be reduced for thicker hummus)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika

Hummus Instructions:

Wash and drain chickpeas. Remove the skin for a smoother hummus texture. Put all ingredients in the food processor. Process until texture becomes smooth, around 3-4 minutes. Transfer in container. Scoop several small batch and add tsp olive oil after every scoop, ending with olive oil on top. This will keep the hummus moist.

Toasted Spiced Chickpea Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Rinse and drain chickpeas then dry it with paper towel. Transfer in a bowl and add all the spices and olive oil. Toss until chickpeas are fully coated. Spread chickpeas onto cookie sheet or cast iron pan. Bake chickpeas for 35 minutes, mix halfway then return to the oven.

Small Batch Spiced Turmeric Hummus

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